Program Guide:

EF Gap Year 2023–2024

September 15, 2023 - May 3, 2024

Day-by-day itinerary

Note: This itinerary is subject to change due to availability and local conditions at the time of departure.

Traveling smart

Pack two weeks’ worth of what you will need. You’ll have the opportunity to do laundry and you’ll want to leave room for souvenirs. Neutral colors and accessories make mixing and matching easy.

During your service projects, you will be working hard outdoors, so bring clothes with you that you do not mind getting dirty. Out of respect for the local culture, we ask that you also please dress conservatively during your service project; this means packing items that will cover your knees and shoulders, and no tight or revealing clothing. Longer clothing also helps to prevent sun exposure and bug bites.

Whatever your personal spending habits are, it’s important to anticipate your expenses and budget accordingly so that you can travel care-free with more time to enjoy participating in your program. While many meals and activities are included during your EF Gap program, we want to help you build a realistic budget for additional expenses so that you can fully enjoy trying the local cuisine, participating in activities in your free time, and, of course, shopping for souvenirs to bring back home.

Packing list
Budgeting guide

Country guides

Here you’ll find information, advice, and tips from EF about the countries you may visit as part of your Gap Year.

Guided Exploration in Europe
Language & Culture
Service & Sustainability
Guided Exploration in Australia & New Zealand

Safety & Support

EF Gap Year is a key part of EF’s expansive global network. With a presence in over 120 countries, 52,000 staff, 600 schools and offices, and over 400 community partners our team has your back and is always available to help you succeed on your journey.

Your global support network

Making the most of your program

This section offers some helpful context and reflection questions that are guiding tools to help students make the most of their program.

Questions about your upcoming program?

Your dedicated Gap Year Advisor is here to help every step of the way.